Murali Kollipara, Developer in Minneapolis, United States
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Murali Kollipara

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Solution Architect and Developer

Location
Minneapolis, United States
Toptal Member Since
March 10, 2023

Murali is a senior enterprise technology architect with over 20 years of experience in cloud migration, modernization, business and digital transformation, strategy, and implementation. His primary focus has been enterprise, solution, application, data, security, integration, and technology architecture. Murali owns a master's degree and has earned certifications in AWS, CEA, TOGAF, COBIT, ITIL, PMP, and Six Sigma. He is a great team player who values interaction with executive leaders.

Portfolio

Best Buy
Technology Strategy & Architecture, Application Architecture, ServiceNow...
University of Wisconsin
Architecture, IT Strategy, Exadata, PeopleSoft, Leadership...
HealthPartners
Data Strategy, Strategy, Leadership, Technical Consulting...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Windows

The most amazing...

...initiatives I've worked on include application rationalization, business and digital transformation, and cloud modernization.

Work Experience

Senior Enterprise Architect Consultant

2019 - PRESENT
Best Buy
  • Provided architecture leadership to strategic programs and key initiatives across the organization and managed the definition of reference architecture patterns and design patterns.
  • Defined the cloud strategy and led the cloud migration and modernization of 500+ apps from a data center to AWS Cloud. This program involved discovery, assessment, future state, and migration.
  • Designed and implemented a $15 million digital experience strategy for building a new web employee portal to access news, learning options, benefits, HR, jobs, and schedules. I used ServiceNow, Workday, Coveo, AWS, GCP, and on-premises software.
  • Migrated and decommissioned the legacy applications, saving $6 million in annual costs. I also oversaw the integration with 20+ SaaS providers.
Technologies: Technology Strategy & Architecture, Application Architecture, ServiceNow, Workday, Azure, Integration, Strategy, Leadership, Software Design, Software Architecture, Technical Consulting, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microservices, Docker, Kubernetes, Technical Leadership, Software Implementation, Network Security, Technical Writing, Web Security, Writing & Editing, Back-end, Python, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Java, Node.js, PHP, CTO, JavaScript, React, MySQL

Enterprise Architect Consultant

2019 - 2019
University of Wisconsin
  • Created a preliminary technical architecture to understand the approach, effort, and issues a shared private cloud would involve.
  • Handled pre-planning analysis and cost models to understand the mechanics and level of effort required to "lift and shift" existing applications to a private cloud.
  • Designed support models to cover various campus needs. I summarized the results in a recommendation along with an analysis of the pros and cons of each option. I then presented the project to the CIO and CBO council.
Technologies: Architecture, IT Strategy, Exadata, PeopleSoft, Leadership, Software Architecture, Technical Consulting, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Technical Leadership, Software Implementation, Network Security, Technical Writing, Web Security, Writing & Editing, Back-end, Python, Java, JavaScript, MySQL

Enterprise Strategic Architect Consultant

2018 - 2019
HealthPartners
  • Completed the current state assessment and defined the target state data strategy architecture along with the roadmap for implementation.
  • Led the data virtualization POC integrating various data repositories.
  • Collaborated with research teams to lead the Hadoop POC to integrate various data sources and build advanced analytics using SAS, Alteryx, Tableau, and QlikView.
Technologies: Data Strategy, Strategy, Leadership, Technical Consulting, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microservices, Technical Leadership, Software Implementation, Technical Writing, Web Security, Writing & Editing, Back-end, Python, Java, JavaScript, React, MySQL

Lead Data Architect Consultant

2018 - 2018
UCare
  • Defined technology roadmaps and delivery sequences for implementing the enterprise data architecture strategy and reference data architecture.
  • Conducted data product and platform reviews and handled master data management (MDM) and metadata management, as well as data quality, security, auditing, masking, modeling, and archival processes.
  • Designed the enterprise data layer to support various downstream consumers, allowing operational and analytical data to be consumed by downstream systems. I also re-platformed the various onsite applications with SaaS and PaaS solutions.
Technologies: Data Strategy, Strategy, Leadership, Software Design, Technical Consulting, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microservices, Technical Leadership, Software Implementation, Network Security, Technical Writing, Web Security, Writing & Editing, Back-end, Java, JavaScript, React, MySQL

Senior Enterprise Architect Consultant

2016 - 2018
BCBS
  • Analyzed the enterprise capabilities, including the provider, member, and producer portals, and worked with HMHS to successfully migrate the business.
  • Worked with vendors, business partners, and providers like Availity, Prime Therapeutics (PBM for pharmacy), and Select Account (for a spending account).
  • Handled data management, IT governance, data governance, master data management (MDM), and metadata management, as well as data quality, security, auditing, masking, and modeling.
Technologies: Business Transformation, Scraping, Strategy, Web Scraping, Leadership, Software Design, Technical Consulting, Microservices, Technical Leadership, Software Implementation, Network Security, Technical Writing, Web Security, Writing & Editing, Java, Availity

Technical Architect Consultant

2014 - 2016
Optum
  • Maintained and managed the star rating project's infrastructure, data warehousing architecture, and business intelligence architecture, including integration, staging, marts, and reporting.
  • Implemented standards and best practices ensuring overall integration, compatibility, and system effectiveness as part of the DW and BI architecture.
  • Collaborated with and influenced senior business and IT executives and handled data management, governance, quality, security, auditing, masking, modeling, and archival processes.
Technologies: Data Management, Oracle DBA, Strategy, Leadership, Software Design, Technical Consulting, Microservices, Technical Leadership, Software Implementation, Network Security, Technical Writing, Web Security, Writing & Editing, Java

Senior Solution Architect

2013 - 2014
Best Buy
  • Demonstrated architecture solutions to the enterprise IT council, the architectural governance committee, and senior directors.
  • Led a team of a hundred on-site and off-site architects, technical leads, developers, and business analysts. I implemented best practices for EDW, business intelligence, SharePoint portal, TFS, ETL, and reporting.
  • Created artifacts, including solution blueprints, level two and three design documents, and high-level documents.
Technologies: Data Warehousing, Strategy, Leadership, Software Design, Technical Leadership, Software Implementation, Network Security, Technical Writing, Web Security, Java

Re-platform Project

As a digital and technology reporting and analytics department member, I worked on a $5 million re-platform project with Wipro, servicing different segments within Best Buy: retail stores, employees, and D&T leadership. I provided estimates within onsite and offshore models for program and project managers to implement them in a phased manner successfully.

Business Transformation

BCBS/NHS is a health insurance provider, medicare administrative contractor, and private healthcare insurer servicing hospitals, physicians, members, and third-party vendors. I partnered with the CIO, the chief architect, VPs, and business owners to work on a request for proposal and a proof of concept to find the appropriate solution for the BCBS business transformation initiative with a budget of $15 million for both the commercial and government lines of business. I worked on developing and implementing various enterprise architecture patterns, integration types, and architecture frameworks, including TOGAF.

Cloud Strategy

This project involved leading and driving the cloud migration and modernization of 500+ apps from a data center to AWS Cloud. The program involved discovery, assessment, future state, and migration. I provided architecture leadership to strategic programs and key initiatives across the organization, creating and updating the reference architecture patterns.
1997 - 1999

Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University - Hyderabad, India

FEBRUARY 2018 - PRESENT

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

AWS

AUGUST 2017 - PRESENT

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Lean Six Sigma Institute

AUGUST 2017 - PRESENT

Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA) Black Belt Program

FEAC Institute

JUNE 2017 - PRESENT

COBIT 5

ISACA

JULY 2014 - PRESENT

TOGAF 9.1

The Open Group

OCTOBER 2012 - PRESENT

ITIL V3 Foundation

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

APRIL 2011 - PRESENT

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Libraries/APIs

Node.js, React

Paradigms

Application Architecture, Microservices, Six Sigma

Languages

SQL, JavaScript, Python, Java, PHP

Storage

Database Administration (DBA), MySQL, Exadata, Oracle DBA

Platforms

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Windows, Oracle, Azure, Availity

Industry Expertise

Network Security

Other

Enterprise Architecture, IT Governance, ITSM, Solution Architecture, Data Architecture, Architecture, Strategy, Digital Transformation, SaaS, Integration, Software Design, Software Architecture, Technical Consulting, Technical Leadership, Software Implementation, Technical Writing, Web Security, Writing & Editing, Back-end, ServiceNow, Leadership, CTO, Mechanical Engineering, Six Sigma Black Belt Certified, IT Project Management, Workday, Technology Strategy & Architecture, Data Strategy, Business Transformation, Data Management, Data Warehousing, Cloud Strategy, IT Strategy, PeopleSoft, Lean Six Sigma, Scraping, Web Scraping

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